Cellulitis occurs when a bacterial infection affects the skin and the tissue underneath the skin. Although cellulitis can be caused by many types of bacteria, streptococcus and staphylococcus are the main bacteria that lead to this infection and create this condition. Cellulitis often develops near surgical wounds or ulcers. This condition causes the skin to become reddened and swollen. It also causes the area to feel tender and hot. Cellulitis can quickly spread to the rest of the body. However, it is not contagious.
Cellulitis can affect any area of the body, but it typically develops on the lower legs. People who are obese may develop cellulitis on their abdomen. It can also develop on the eye socket, anus area, chest, cheek or face. Cellulitis may only affect the surface of the skin. However, it can also affect the lymph nodes and spread throughout the bloodstream.
Cellulitis is different from impetigo. Cellulitis affects the subcutaneous tissue and dermis, which are the deeper layers of the skin. Impetigo only affects the surface of the skin. However, impetigo and cellulitis are both usually caused by the streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria.
Cellulitis is a common condition that can affect anyone regardless of their age or race. It affects men and women equally. Although cellulitis can develop at any age, it typically affects middle-aged and older people. Additionally, people who have weak immune systems are more likely to develop this condition.
People who notice any symptoms of cellulitis should seek medical attention right away. If cellulitis is not treated, it can potentially spread throughout the tissues and bloodstream. This can be life-threatening. Some of the symptoms of cellulitis include tenderness, redness, swelling and warmness in the affected area. One may also develop a fever, sweats, chills and swollen lymph nodes. This condition can be treated with intravenous or oral antibiotics. At Fusion Rx, we offer our patients the following commercial and compounded medicine to treat cellulitis.
We can make capsules, oral suspensions, creams, lotions, ointments or gel of the following:
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